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Glamorgan Archives
Williams family, of Cardiff and Llanishen, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWMS

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Williams Family of Cardiff and Llanishen papers

Short Title: Williams family, of Cardiff and Llanishen, papers

Creation date(s): 1796-1904

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Williams family, of Cardiff and Llanishen


Administrative/Biographical history: Richard Wyndham Williams (1827-1902) was a native of Cardiff, Glamorgan, the son of Richard Wyndham Williams and his wife Susanna (née Gardner, from Manchester, Lancashire). He qualified as a solicitor, and by 1855 had a practice at 7 Angel Street. By 1859, his home was at Windsor Villa, Crockherbtown (later known as Queen Street and Newport Road), Cardiff. In 1888-1889, he moved to the Park, Llanishen, Cardiff. His offices had moved to 8 Charles Street by 1884. He was treasurer of Glamorgan Quarter Sessions from 1885, and of Glamorgan County Council from its formation in 1889 until his death in 1902, and also secretary of the Ely Valley Railway Co. His son, Lawrence Gardner Williams, was born in 1861, and entered the same profession as his father. He joined James Hugh Prichard to form the firm of L. G. Williams and Prichard, solicitors, in Cardiff.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Williams family of Cardiff and Llanishen, 1796-1902, consists of: deeds of property of the Williams family in Cardiff, 1796-1902, in Gelligaer, 1830, and Llanishen, 1847-1885; settlements and wills, 1798-1967; personal official and estate papers of R. W. Williams, 1850-1896; wills and other documents of the family of Susannah Gardner, 1798-1878; and records of the professional activities of R.W. and L. G. Williams as trustees and executors, 1875-1902.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Physical characteristics: Good to fair condition

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Information to be supplied.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Williams Family of Cardiff and Llanishen.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2004

Deeds | Wales | Cardiff
Deeds | Wales | Gelligaer
Deeds | Wales | Llanishen (Cardiff)
Solicitors | Wales | Cardiff

Personal names
Williams , Lawrence Gardner , b. 1861
Williams , Richard Wyndham , 1827-1902
Williams , Susannah , fl. 1827-1830

Corporate names

Cardiff (Wales)
Gelligaer (Wales)
Llanishen (Cardiff, Wales)

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